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A diverse menu cooked by some of Shropshire’s best chefs

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Craft Beers, Wines & Premium Cocktails

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Inviting traditional accommodation in idyllic shrewsbury

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Welcome to Cromwell’s

Cromwell’s Tap House is a unique establishment located in the historic town of Shrewsbury. It offers a warm and inviting atmosphere where guests can enjoy a wide selection of craft beers, wines, and premium cocktails.

Our hotel features comfortable accommodation, and our restaurant serves delicious food made with fresh, local ingredients. Whether you’re looking for a place to stay, a great meal, or a fun night out, Cromwell’s Tap House is the perfect destination.

Eat

We serve delicious food made with fresh, local ingredients. Our menu features a wide variety of dishes to suit every taste and dietary preference.

Stay

Comfortable and inviting accommodation for travellers in the historic town of Shrewsbury. Our hotel features a range of room types to suit different needs and budgets.

Drink

We serve a wide selection of craft beers, wines, and premium cocktails, providing a great drinking experience for guests. Our drinks menu is updated regularly with new and exciting beers from local and national breweries.

Testimonials

What People are Saying

Cromwell's Tap House
4.4
Based on 804 reviews
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Chris HarrisonChris Harrison
12:13 20 May 24
Nathan MorawieckiNathan Morawiecki
00:42 19 May 24
I was told by my partner that she stayed there with her daughter a few times, she said the rooms were basic and a bit on the dusty side and my partner has possible asthma, hence the one star but I am changing the star three stars MAXIMUM.How long does a cleaner spend on cleaning each room before a customer checks into the room?
Mark RichardsonMark Richardson
08:16 15 May 24
Great Pub with great beers. It has a nice beer garden at the back. Highly recommend.
Wendy MilneWendy Milne
19:52 14 May 24
Really chuffed with this find. Right in the middle of Shrewsbury and a couple of minutes walk from the main shopping area.Check in was easy in the main bar. Staff friendly and were shown to our room.Room is spacious and comfortable and quite quirky as the floor is not level due to the age of the building. First time sleeping in a four poster bed. We both slept well. Road outside is quite noisy during the day but did quieten down later in the evening.We ate in the pub the first night. Highly recommend. Good quality meals and decent portions.
Jamie CJamie C
12:36 04 May 24
Great selection of drinks, bar staff couldn't be more helpful / friendly. Didn't eat this time but the fish and chips looked (and smelled) amazing.
Jessica MorganJessica Morgan
09:01 01 May 24
Delicious roast dinners 😁 and a lovely beer garden!
Abigail WAbigail W
12:13 28 Apr 24
Delicious Sunday Roast and friendly staff. They cater really well for any dietary requests.
Phil NortonPhil Norton
14:39 27 Apr 24
Had a fabulous meal the steak was delicious the hospitality was 5 Stars very friendly staff had a lovely pint of non alcoholic Guinness to end the afternoon thanks to everyone concerned
PAULINE THICKETTPAULINE THICKETT
12:09 26 Apr 24
nick cockingnick cocking
11:48 14 Apr 24
Steve TomkinsonSteve Tomkinson
14:29 13 Apr 24
Cracking real ale pubs and hidden beer garden
Hugh BlairHugh Blair
13:28 13 Apr 24
Fine pub, good cask ales, nice grub.
Blank DriveBlank Drive
17:22 12 Apr 24
Amazing service and staff very helpful with our 9 month yr old daughter food was delicious will be coming back
Martin DaviesMartin Davies
08:00 11 Apr 24
Found the Tap House after a long search looking for somewhere to eat in the evening. What a great find! Really good traditional pub with great ale selection and a brilliant menu. We were warmly welcomed and taken care of by the two friendly staff on duty - they couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. The food (Shropshire beef and Pork belly) was the best we'd had, ever. A 5 star recommendation from us. Thank you.
David WeedenDavid Weeden
09:46 08 Apr 24
Rob PurchaseRob Purchase
08:48 24 Mar 24
We visited (and stayed overnight) midweek. The pub/bar was very good, with a wide range of drinks available. As a real ale drinker, I was pleased to see a good choice of local ales. The choice of wines was also extensive. We had an evening meal which was tasty and reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the bar staff couldn't do enough for you.As for the room, it was clean and comfortable. It wasn't luxurious by any stretch but it was good value for money.
Stephen ReesStephen Rees
10:06 18 Mar 24
Stayed at Cromwell’s Tap House on the 15th and 16th March 2024, the bedroom spacious and the 4 poster bed very comfortable. Had an evening meal on both nights very nice and good value. The bar was busy especially on Saturday with the rugby on TV and two acts singing in the bar, the atmosphere was electric. Best of all was the welcome from all the staff. This was our first visit to Shrewsbury when we come here again we hope we can stay at Cromwell’s
John ParryJohn Parry
23:18 17 Mar 24
For the price we paid the room was spot on. Nice pub and decent pint. Dead centre of Shrewsbury.
Graeme McCormackGraeme McCormack
10:37 09 Mar 24
shaun daveyshaun davey
10:16 02 Mar 24
Cath ShuttlewoodCath Shuttlewood
20:00 20 Feb 24
WYN PUGHWYN PUGH
09:06 19 Feb 24
Lovely Sunday lunch👌
Martin PeleszokMartin Peleszok
08:55 16 Feb 24
Lovely pint of ale and great food.
Jose TavaresJose Tavares
15:16 13 Feb 24
Nice pub with friendly staff. Very good, reasonablebly priced accommodation.
M0nstatrukM0nstatruk
14:15 13 Feb 24
Gareth DaviesGareth Davies
07:10 11 Feb 24
Nice friendly staff I think it was the manager there he could not do enough for u explaining what ciders and real ales they had.
Nick JonesNick Jones
12:43 10 Feb 24
Thoroughly enjoyable meal, great location & extremely friendly staff. Highly recommend! Also dog-friendly ☺️
Sy HaddockSy Haddock
17:56 05 Feb 24
Perfect Sunday lunch with the family yesterday. I have been here during the week for meals also and never disappoints. Great selection of beers and staff are always happy to help. Such a great venue with a really nice atmosphere.
Tom ParryTom Parry
15:17 02 Feb 24
nigel jonesnigel jones
07:17 02 Feb 24
Nicola LaurieNicola Laurie
17:02 01 Feb 24
What a welcoming, friendly pub. Plus dog friendly. Only called in for a drink and will definitely be back. 👍x
Rallia BBRallia BB
07:04 01 Feb 24
Excellent location, delicious food, comfortable rooms, nice stuff
Kerry MorganKerry Morgan
21:13 30 Jan 24
My aunty & my very good friend came for Sunday lunch, it was absolutely spectacular, the food was all homemade, no hanging about the staff were absolutely fantastic, really looked us. Made us feel really welcome & not rushed at all. Very dog friendly to as my aunt bought her dogs with her, we just had the nicest afternoon. I will be recommending to all my friends & clients. It was busy to so shows how good it is, highly recommend, can’t wait to come back thank you cromwells xxx
Julie BurrowsJulie Burrows
15:06 30 Jan 24
Fantastic. Food wonderful. Our 2 chihuahuas spoiled rotten. Lovely, welcoming staff. My place to go from now on
Kate ChesshireKate Chesshire
20:22 28 Jan 24
Always a perfect Sunday roast and delicious full menu, friendly and efficient staff. Very accommodating to us and our greyhound which always makes it a lovely experience. Lovely beer garden to enjoy with heated lamps in winter and a nice sun trap in summer.
Helen LaneHelen Lane
13:45 15 Jan 24
Had a meal here and the food and drink were both great. Lovely friendly and polite staff.
Jacqui MawJacqui Maw
17:38 05 Jan 24
Bad ObsessionBad Obsession
14:20 31 Dec 23
Malcolm LashbrookMalcolm Lashbrook
22:17 17 Dec 23
A reasonable selection of beers, and a good menu. My choice, the slow cooked Pork Belly was excellent.
Sue HughesSue Hughes
23:13 14 Dec 23
Made to feel very welcome. No tables originally available, but kindly accommodated. Thank you to the lovely bar man who went above and beyond.
Patricia TaylorPatricia Taylor
22:32 08 Dec 23
Popped in for lunchGreat foodGreat vegan and vegetarian option.Great serviceStaff very helpful and free
Graham KellyGraham Kelly
19:44 08 Dec 23
A lovely unassuming place. The staff were very friendly and check-in was easy.The room was lovely and clean. A little on the small side but what can you expect in a place like this. The only thing that needs improving was tha hair dryer!The price is brilliant to be fair and the bed was comfy and the room cosy. Would recommend for a short stay.
neil marchantneil marchant
18:07 06 Dec 23
Ann ThompsonAnn Thompson
15:16 04 Dec 23
james yewbreyjames yewbrey
14:38 03 Dec 23
Fantastic food, brilliant service, 100% recommend to anyone who’s thinking of giving this place a try. Fish and chips was amazing, defo one of the best about! Highly recommended!
kelly windettkelly windett
19:01 29 Nov 23
Met up with friends, great food and range of drinks
Jordan BlandJordan Bland
17:57 26 Nov 23
Absolutely lovely bar, huge selection of beers, fantastic food and a lovely atmosphere! 10/10 highly recommend 👌
Lee O'DonoghueLee O'Donoghue
18:42 21 Nov 23
The all new Cromwell's has a very different vibe to the old one, it's loads better!Previously I had tended to avoid this place (see old review below) but a change of ownership has done it the world of good.Great selection of beers, guest special draughts and a beer fridge to die for. The food menu is a little small but packs in some brilliant choices, all with a twist or unique slant. From making their own vinegar to turning a bratwurst into a restaurant dish it's one of those refreshing menus that gives you something you haven't had before, or twists an old favourite to make it intriguing.Food prices are very reasonable, compared to other places in town you are getting good portions with unmistakable hand made elements that leave you feeling satisfied and not out of pocket.They do show sports in the bar area, so it can get busy and a little noisy. A family meal with children probably isn't a great plan if it coincides with the Manchester derby. That said, if you can get a table in the restaurant room adjacent then you wouldn't notice.Really enjoyable place, good beer and food, atmosphere and even a spot of people watching if you can get a window seat.I've not tried the beer garden since it changed hands, but the forecast is good on Friday so there is a pint and bratwurst with my name on itEdit: beer garden is still a wonderful sun trap, it is still unfortunately tarnished by inconsiderate smokers. It's a shame that either the upper or lower area isn't smoke free. You don't want to be eating your lunch whilst getting wafted by a mix of tobacco smoke and vanilla/cherry/tangerine vape cloudsOld review below8-10 years ago this was a favourite place, a group from our office would take advantage of the beer garden nearly every lunchtime through the summer. It is undoubtedly one of the best sun traps in townI rarely visit these days but popped along for an evening beer in the beer garden. Unfortunately, the thing that puts me off is still prevalent. Smokers.It is impossible to sit outside without the constant whiff of cigarettes. It is as if all the smokers of Shrewsbury choose this beer garden. I certainly wouldn't eat here purely for this reasonIf the owners ever make the garden smoking free it would certainly pop up on my radar. My rating reflects my distaste for the smoker atmosphere. If you aren't bothered by it then you would likely rate it higher
Neil BrookesNeil Brookes
20:48 20 Nov 23
Andy BecalickAndy Becalick
15:07 19 Nov 23
Very friendly pub / tap room, with well kept beer and tasty food.
Philip CardPhilip Card
09:08 18 Nov 23
Loved it. Cheers. Will stop again. Great staff..
Sharon CalcottSharon Calcott
09:32 16 Nov 23
John TredinnickJohn Tredinnick
20:10 14 Nov 23
Dropped in for food and a drink whilst passing through Shrewsbury. What a find, great beer selection and a lovely food menu. Great to meet Nick the owner who really knows how to run a great pub. Thanks
Paul DoddsPaul Dodds
19:00 11 Nov 23
Paul AdamsPaul Adams
16:46 11 Nov 23
Had a great meal here and then watched the rugby world cup final, great staff and always a great atmosphere
louise jenkslouise jenks
19:20 08 Nov 23
Great atmosphere & good service
Jerome MooreJerome Moore
08:15 05 Nov 23
doreen edwardsdoreen edwards
16:27 31 Oct 23
Vanilla TurtleVanilla Turtle
22:35 28 Oct 23
Lovely pub, first time here and the staff were super friendly, beer garden is great.Josh and Clare behind the bar are some of the friendliest staff I've ever met. Great pub.
Louise SuttonLouise Sutton
21:41 22 Oct 23
Dined 23/10/23 table of 4 Lovely friendly and very inviting . Staff gave excellent service couldn’t do enough for us even made our friends Dog very welcome with plenty of treats . Roast dinner was the best we had eaten in a very long time (that’s not including our own cooked roast at home ) 😃only joking . Exceptional value for money and would definitely return again when visiting Shewsbury again .
Jo CollinsJo Collins
10:36 22 Oct 23
Busy pub with a good selection of beers and spirits.Very good outside area 👌
Jim HampsonJim Hampson
18:33 10 Oct 23
Awesome staff , great food , beautiful room , bar and patio
Matt ReidMatt Reid
11:42 03 Oct 23
A nice pub, 3 ales available, spacious interior, has early opening compared to most places locally.
Stephen MillsStephen Mills
15:22 02 Oct 23
Very nice 👌
Ady RichardsAdy Richards
16:38 30 Sep 23
Pete BatemanPete Bateman
16:17 27 Sep 23
One of the places I looked at staying, being dog friendly. Another place came up, but wanted to visit while we were staying in Shrewsbury. Very friendly service. Excellent food. Excellent well looked after beers. I would highly recommend coming here.
Pete BatemanPete Bateman
15:43 26 Sep 23
Julia RogersJulia Rogers
12:35 25 Sep 23
Great Sunday lunch with homemade desserts . Dog friendly. Excellent service. Definitely reccomend.
JenniferJennifer
06:41 25 Sep 23
Food was very delicious, we had Sunday roast and it was the best I’ve eaten out in a long time, meats were very tender and flavoursome and good selection of veg, could have done without new potatoes but that’s being finickity, we still ate them.
Josh EdwardsJosh Edwards
12:10 23 Sep 23
Came in for a meal with a friend. A beautiful venue which felt cosy and cared for. Service was prompt and the cocktails were very tasty. I had the gnocchi which was out of this world! My friend had the halloumi burger and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were annoyed at ourselves as neither had been before, but we will definitely be coming back again!Edit:Also popped in for Sunday lunch with my family. Everything was brilliant, a beautiful spread and presentation was amazing. Two lots of beef and a fish and chips. Three very happy and full people! Beef was perfect and pink and the cauliflower cheese especially deserves its own shout out! All in all amazing. Staff are very friendly and on point. A great dining experience!
Peter BatemanPeter Bateman
19:40 22 Sep 23
Saw this place on Google maps when looking at visiting Shrewsbury. Friendly service. Excellent beers well kept beer. And the food, again was excellent. I can highly recommend the Pork bellywith a spicy pineapple sauce. My girlfriend had the cod n chips again tasty. As was the apple crumble and custard.
Tracy Farrell-PipeTracy Farrell-Pipe
14:20 20 Sep 23
We stayed here for 2 nights. The reason for giving 5 stars is that we felt so welcome like part of the family. The staff and owner Nick went out of the way to make sure you were comfortable and happy and adapted food or drink to ensure satisfaction. Room was good, great shower. A bit of noise from outside being on a popular road. Would definitely recommend.
Tom JankowskiTom Jankowski
18:09 19 Sep 23
Quiet and cosy atmosphere
Helen OConnorHelen OConnor
06:44 17 Sep 23
We booked a table for a Saturday night and we were sat at a table amongst all the drinkers in the main bar. It was starting to get very busy so we asked to be moved. The staff were very accommodating, and they moved us into the restaurant area, we had this all to ourselves which was much better. They were really attentive and made sure we had everything we needed, the service was very good.The food itself was amazing.
Robin YeldRobin Yeld
07:17 16 Sep 23
Stayed one night in a fabulous large room, decent bathroom, good comfortable bed. Very warm welcome, helpful staff. Didn’t use the bar or breakfast facilities.
Richard SanchezRichard Sanchez
04:38 12 Sep 23
Awesome Taphouse and Hotel. Nick (owner) was very friendly and helpful. Him and his staff provide top notch service. From the food and beer to the hotel rooms. I was comfortable, secure, and taken care of every step of the way. The hotel get booked quickly. I waited til the week before to book and they only had one night available, but Im glad I got at least one night. Thanks to Nick and his Staff.
RichardRichard
18:13 11 Sep 23
Lovely place to stop for a drink . We sat out the back and found it a very relaxing place
David SagarDavid Sagar
21:12 10 Sep 23
Superb food, great ale and nice outside area.
Aliey JonesAliey Jones
21:00 25 Aug 23
Karen grayKaren gray
05:14 21 Aug 23
Stuart HoltStuart Holt
17:43 19 Aug 23
Amazed at how good the food was. Popped in for a late lunch and absolutely loved it. Great chefing. Duty manager was also on the ball. Service great, food great, prices great, no wonder its so busy.
Laura EvansLaura Evans
17:14 19 Aug 23
Been a few times to Cromwell's for food and every time we go the food is absolutely fantastic, and is fast becoming one of our favourite places to go in Shrewsbury
Ian JonesIan Jones
16:11 13 Aug 23
Great pub, not been before, but will definitely go back Great beer garden
Eamonn GormanEamonn Gorman
03:24 13 Aug 23
Stopped for a drink and food.Wow! Wow! Wow!Usual pub food but with a twist.Hidden gem. Will be back to Shrewsbury just to eat here.Food was the best and the staff were friendly and Professional. Could ask for more.
Lisa BishopLisa Bishop
20:21 10 Jul 23
My friend and I visited for the first time on Sunday and were highly impressed. The staff were fabulous and the Sunday dinners were amazing. We will definitely be returning the future
Adrian LockleyAdrian Lockley
18:19 09 Jul 23
An absolutely great Sunday lunch location. Friendly staff, brilliant landlord, and the food is amazing, not the cheapest, but you pay for what you get. Highly highly recommended.
Debra RobertsDebra Roberts
12:25 26 May 23
We loved our stay here... We chose room 5 because of of the photos we had seenThe four poster bed was very impressive... It felt firm to sit on but was very comfortable to sleep onMy favourite thing was the double picture windows over looking the incredible house oppositeThe floor is wonky which just adds to the charm... Just loved itTea and coffee making facilities provided in room as wellAdded bonus was the lovely sun terrace at the back that we weren't aware of... We were lucky enough to have sunshine and sitting outside looking over the rooftops and the church spire listening to the birds was just perfectWe didn't eat here but have to say the food coming out of the kitchen looked deliciousIt's also in the perfect location so book a room and enjoy beautiful Shrewsbury ♥️
Ruth SkillernRuth Skillern
17:23 08 May 23
Visited for the first time for Sunday lunch. It was the best Sunday lunch we've had for a long time. The staff were outstanding, so attentive and polite. Will definitely be returning. And we took our little dog who was also made very welcome and enjoyed his dog biscuits!! Thank you fro a lovely Sunday afternoon.
AC ACEAC ACE
10:17 29 Apr 23
Good food, (pub grub). (10% off for residents)Good Beer (real ale).Stayed the night, good room although noisy as it’s on the through road.Fantastic location in a lovely town.Looking forward to returning to Shrewsbury and seeing more of the pubs, shops and buildings here, wonderful old English town.
Daniel UllahDaniel Ullah
12:52 23 Apr 23
Best roast dinner I’ve had. I don’t usually review things but I wanted to review this place as;1. They deserve it2. I’d like other people to enjoy their Sunday Roast as much as I just did
garry hulmegarry hulme
18:45 27 Mar 23
Enjoyed my visit there. Nice selection of beers on tap at the bar and a further 29 on a beer menu at the table. Unfortunately I'm just recovering from a cold so couldn't taste anything but the beers and food looked very nice. I'll definitely return.
Gerry MaguireGerry Maguire
12:51 28 Feb 23
Really friendly place great atmosphere staff very polite and helpful food and service excellent dirty plates kept up quickly. The toilets are nice and clean!good choice of beers even met the owner great guy and even gave us some freebies for our man-cave! Will definitely be back as we come to Shrewsbury a couple of times a year.
Lydia GriffithsLydia Griffiths
11:16 13 Dec 22
Work party for 19 colleagues.Welcoming team, food quality amazing, drinks, atmosphere, service was brilliant. Overall value for money. Everyone had a great night. Thank you. I would recommend this venue.
Zane GreshonZane Greshon
19:37 16 Nov 22
Great food, excellent service, decently priced! Absolutely recommend for anyone looking for good beer & delicious food in Shrews 👍 we had the hummus starter, falafel burger & haloumi sandwich - amazingly well done by the chefExtra kudos to the bloke with the beard behind the bar - his cocktails were A++ as was his service
liam smithliam smith
13:30 13 Nov 22
Decent small pub great beer garden, compact inside the bar area so could be difficult to find a seat when the place gets busy, quite an average pub feels quite basic fast service though even when it’s busy which is always good! Good place to stop off if you’re walking through
Charlotte CowleyCharlotte Cowley
09:45 25 Oct 22
The pub has reopened with new owners and a different, more traditional 'pub' like atmosphere. There is a good drinking /seating area and a separate restaurant area and although we didn't eat there, the food smelled amazing! The new staff are all super friendly and lovely and happy to recommend new drinks and cocktails. Will definitely be going back
Peter WhitingPeter Whiting
13:41 16 Oct 22
Cromwell’s has always been a nice place and nice environment but under the new owners it’s now exceptional. The staff are so friendly and ready to help, the food is absolutely outstanding, amongst the best available in Shrewsbury, and the range of beers and ales is first class. We are already looking forward to our next visit!
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